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Matt's tongue gets stuck to pole. Credit: @ewadd1067)

Polar Vortex: Matt Valdez Licks Pole, Tongue Sticks

Crazy weather makes people do crazy things. The Polar Vortex drove Junkies’ producer Matt Valdez to lick the flagpole in front of the radio station, just to see if it would stick. Here’s pic & video evidence.


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Montgomery County Schools Face Frigid Backlash

Officials with Montgomery County Public Schools are facing backlash from parents, students and some teachers after a decision was made to open schools on time despite a frigid cold front setting all-time record low temperatures across the region.


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Dulles, BWI Airports Set Record Low Temperatures

Record low temperatures were set at BWI and Dulles airports Tuesday morning as a Polar Vortex descended on the mid-Atlantic.


Ice builds up along Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach as temperatures dipped well below 0 on Jan. 6, 2014 in Chicago, Ill. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images)

187 Million People Feeling Effects Of ‘Polar Vortex’

The coldest, most dangerous blast of polar air in decades gripped the Midwest and pushed toward the East and South on Monday, closing schools and day care centers, grounding flights and forcing people to pull their hoods and scarves tight to protect exposed skin from nearly instant frostbite.


A man braves the frigid temperature as he walks near Union Station in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 7, 2014. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Deep Freeze Not Yet Over for D.C. Region

The brutal polar air that has made the Washington region shiver over the past few days is on its way out, but sub-freezing temperatures remain.


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Arlington Extends Shelter Hours Ahead of Cold Snap

Northern Virginia is making preparations for the Arctic air on its way to the region.


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5 Things To Know About The Deep Freeze

Much of the country grappled Monday with a historic freeze that shuttered schools and businesses at the start of the first full work week of 2014. Flights, trains and bus transportation were disrupted, thousands were left without power and even parts of the country used to fending off hypothermia and frostbite had to take extra precautions as temperatures and wind chills approached record levels.


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Dangerous Cold Can Mean Frostbite, Car Trouble

Here’s a look at some of the problems that arise when temperatures plummet and how to stay safe if you venture outdoors.


Sub-Zero Temperatures Put Chicago Into Deep Freeze

‘Polar Vortex’ Bringing Record-Setting Cold to D.C. Region

A whirlpool of frigid, dense air known as a “polar vortex” is descending on the Washington region, bringing with it a dangerous cold that the nation’s capital hasn’t seen in decades.